Friday, May 15, 2009
Kathy Anderson announces world premier of play
Writer Kathy Anderson invites fellow Fellows to the world premiere of "The Meatpackers Book Club," on May 30, 2009 at the Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5 in Philadelphia. The play runs through June 14, 2009.
Kathy explains: "Imagine a book club where the members wield bloody hacksaws for a living and discussions about literature break out in fistfights. It's the Meatpackers Book Club. To rise above the raw gore of their daily lives, clever Harry, tough guy Red, one-armed Augustus, and lone female meatpacker Tiny discuss Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, the Life of Pi, and the proper way to hack animal carcasses. Meanwhile, a love triangle is evolving and something very strange and troubling is going on in Sector 8 of the meatpacking plant. And today, while all these worlds are colliding, it's really difficult to get a meaningful discussion going."
Photo: Kathy Anderson